AR-15 Prophylactics on Amazon

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When one has to operate completely operationally, covering ones rifle shaft is a necessity. Recognizing this, a Amazon seller aptly named “AR-15 Condoms” is offering just that, an AR-15 Condom. Tousted as perfect to avoid STDs (Sh*t, Trash, and Debris), the condoms are purposefully sized to A2 flash hiders (sorry, no magnum sizes). This one is designed to break too, “simply shoot through it(!)”.

All joking aside (and trust me, I could crack many), these are actually quite useful. Its been well-established history that US and various other forces use condoms and similar covers to cover the barrel of weapons when on patrol, especially when in a maritime environment. Keeping water out of a 5.56 caliber barrel is critical, otherwise one risks blowing up the barrel. (On the flip side, a barrel condom can make a water-logged weapon worse by not allowing fast drainage).

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The AR-15 Condom is available on Amazon.com for $7.99 (20-Pack) with free shipping via their Prime service. The AR-15 Condoms are manufactured from Nitrile rubber which is Water Proof and UV resistant. The 20 pack comes in a reusable “tactical reusable pouch” which I don’t know if I would reuse…

Sadly, no word on bright colors, candy flavoring, ribbed, bumped, raised, novelties, or magnum sizes.



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Eric S

    I’ve used the cut off finger of a blue nitrile glove over a rifle barrel while hunting in the rain. It worked pretty well since it kept the bore dry. It was on a Remington 700 which has a tendency to rust if you look at it crossways.

  • Carl

    Can I get them in magnum size so I can fit it over my AAC Blackout?

    • DW

      because it’s thick, long and heavy? No one will see you coming.

      ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • E M Johnson

    Hmmm, would the glow in the dark version function as an improvised fiber optic

    • Porty1119

      Yes, but only once!

      • Mike Lashewitz

        Foe some politicians once is enough which is why blue dresses are so important.

  • BrianZ

    Anyone know if the rubber blows completely off on the first shot? If it just shoots through it then will the remaining rubber melt onto the muzzle device?

    • BillC

      Do you have any idea how much pressure is at the business end? Think about it for a minute and comeback and ask your question again.

      • Edeco

        I’m wondering if a ring might stay on, behind the cage… could be a nuisance.

        • Mike Lashewitz

          That ring keeps the muzzle harder and longer…

          • Edeco

            XD, just don’t leave it on and fall asleep

  • Swarf

    Jesus, gun people are gullible.

    They are called finger cots and you can get them– tactical black even!– on Amazon $14 for 500.

    • M.M.D.C.

      Yes, but then you wouldn’t have the cool looking bag.

      These would make great stocking stuffers. Oh wait…

    • Mike Lashewitz

      Yeah I gotta get a box! Or I can use those grenade type water balloons from the dollar store. In “tactical green”.

  • Anton Gray Basson

    A roll of tape is cheaper. Finger cots are cheaper, I can literally think of 200 things that cheaper and would work just fine.

    • Mike Lashewitz

      Dollar Store grenade water balloons and they “suppress” too!

  • Jeremy Eisenhut

    I use a French tickler on my FAMAS…and I lube er up with KY!

  • Brocus

    given their vocabulary a rifle is a tiny d*ck prosthetic for them

  • Southpaw89

    This is my rifle, this is my gun, this has a condom, this one has none…

  • GetFactsBeforeFormingOpinions

    My wife wants to know if they make a flavored version. (I could make jokes all day on this one)

  • Docduracoat

    How many of those old film can muzzle covers did I forget were on there did I shoot off?
    I used them on my boat gun when I was voyaging until I ran out.
    Then I just stored the gun muzzle down so no water could drip in.

  • Tommy Thompson

    Obviously a lot of ignorant posters here. This is not a new idea; but, it is a good idea. In Vietnam, we used real condoms on the barrels to prevent water from entering the barrels. It not only kept them from rusting; but, during monsoon season, it kept the barrels from filling with water which could be a fatal problem…

  • jim

    I counted “one one thousand two one thousand” and then the HK went off. I counted: “One one thou—-” and the gun went off. Additionally the barrel of the “competitor’s variant was more elevated. Not exactly apples to apples.